Trees in a conservation area or with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) normally require consent from the council to do work to them. It an offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a protected tree without the authority’s permission if required.
Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Map
Please note if you are in any doubt as to whether the tree is protected email a map showing the location of the tree (trunk and spread) and its species for confirmation prior to starting works on the site.
Applying for consent
Apply for consent or pre-application advice to do works to trees in a conservation area or for trees protected by a preservation order.
Emergency works to protected trees
Emergency works to dead, dying or dangerous trees which are protected by virtue of being in a conservation areas or having a tree preservation order on them.
New Tree Preservation Orders
What to do if you wish to nominate a tree for protection
Trees and your property
Cutting down trees in your garden, ownership of trees and council trees.
Council owned trees
We look after many trees in parks and public open spaces and carry out an annual programme of management and planting work. View our tree management policy for further details.